Unknown SARS operative has reportedly died in Anambra State after policemen thought he was a kidnapper and opened fire in Alor, Idemili South Local Government Area of Anambra State.
The incident which occurred early hours of Friday morning at about 4.30 am was a sad case of mistaken identity.
The deceased accompanied one of his colleagues to somebody’s residence to effect an arrest near the home of the Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige.
“They were handcuffing their suspect when somebody who did not know that they were SARS operatives alerted some policemen on guard in a private residence in the neighbourhood, the Source said.
“The neighbour had told the policemen that kidnappers were trying to abduct someone. As soon as the policemen arrived the scene and saw the SARS operatives, they opened fire at them and gunned down the deceased, thinking they were kidnappers.It was minutes after that his colleagues identified him as a SARS operative on special duty.”
An insider in the Police Command, who begged not to be mentioned, said that the offending policemen were already facing orderly room trial.